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Former Member Details

The Hon. Leo Paul CONNELLAN (1913 - 1998)

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Date of Birth: 28/06/1913
Place of Birth: Donald, Victoria, Australia
Date of Death: 09/04/1998
Place of Death: Balranald, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 05 Sep 1969 28 Aug 1981 11 years 11 months 24 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Dates of Election 5 September 1969, 9 September 1970 and 5 April 1973. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. R.S Jackson, deceased. Elected for balance of term of service of Hon. G.H Sutherland, deceased. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Political Party Activity
Country Party. Councillor in 1966, member of central executive from 1967, chairman in 1974, member of federal executive in 1972.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Grazier. Educated at Xavier College, Melbourne; gained experience in father's 27,000 acre sheep property, Narwie at Balranald.; grazier at Paika; president of Murrumbidgee Valley water Users Association; president of Water Development Association of Eastern Australia; chairman of Murray-Murrumbidgee Development Committee; chairman of Balranald Hospital Board, president of Balranald Racing Club, Cricket Association and Homebush Gymkhana Club.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor of Balranald Shire from 1959, president from 1959 until 1975; member of Shires Association, president from 1967 until 1969; member of Local Government Grants Commission of 1969.
Son of Thomas Peter Connellan, grazier, and Lucy Glowrey. Married Sybil Buzza on 27 June 1940 and had issue, 3 daughters and 5 sons.
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